Post-Doctoral Fellow: Coping after breast cancer

The Cancer Registry of Norway is searching for a post-doctoral fellow to join us in the project: "Coping after breast cancer"

A position as post-doctoral research fellow is available at the Cancer Registry of Norway, Institute of Population-based Cancer Research, Oslo, Norway. The fellowship duration is 3 years, funded by the Pink Ribbon Foundation and the Norwegian Cancer Society (PI Giske Ursin).

The project aims to assess patient-reported outcome measures (PROMs) including health related quality of life (HRQoL) in breast cancer patients, and determine the effect of a digital intervention on reducing stress after breast cancer.

The study uses questionnaire data from the new digital collection implemented by the Cancer Registry of Norway from September 2020.  All new breast cancer patients with a digital mailbox are asked to complete a questionnaire. The digital intervention has been developed by investigators at the Oslo University Hospital in collaboration with colleagues from the Norwegian Sports University and the Western Norway University of Applied Sciences.

The project also includes clinical collaborators from various Norwegian institutions and investigators from the UK, US and Canada. 

Duties and responsibilities

The post-doctoral fellow will work in a multi-disciplinary team with epidemiologists, statisticians, psychologists, oncologists and researchers in cancer, stress-management, eHealth and is expected to;

  • Be primarily responsible for the data analysis of the first years of baseline HRQoL data
  • Collaborate with the team in the organization and management of the clinical trial and write scientific papers related to the trial
  • Analyse preliminary data from the clinical intervention
  • Present the results of his/her research in international peer-reviewed journals and at national and international conferences

We are looking for an enthusiastic candidate with the following qualifications: 

  • Completed doctoral degree (PhD or equivalent) in cancer epidemiology, biostatistics or other health-related field with a strong background in statistics. Appointment is dependent on the public defence of the doctoral thesis being approved. 
  • Experience with handling and analysing large epidemiological datasets
  • Proficient in STATA or R
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills in English
  • Highly motivated, with an interest in survivorship research
  • Ability to work independently and systematically
  • Result oriented
  • Ability to lead and conduct research in a collaborative environment
We can offer
  • Dynamic, multi-disciplinary and creative work environment
  • Our expertise in cancer epidemiology, biostatistics, psychology and oncology
  • Collaboration with strong national and international cancer research groups
  • Flexible working hours, good welfare benefits and insurance and pension scheme in accordance with Oslo University Hospital agreements

The Postdoc position will be paid according to the agreement in the Oslo University Hospital, minimum NOK 537,000 p.y.

In assessing the applications, special emphasis will be placed on the documented, academic qualifications and proof of productivity, the candidate’s motivation and personal suitability.

Personal qualifications will be assessed through interviews and references.


The application with attachments must be delivered in our electronic recruiting system, please follow the link “apply for position”. Please note that all documents should be in English (or a Scandinavian language).

According to the Norwegian Freedom of Information Act (Offentleglova) information about the applicant may be included in the public applicant list, also in cases where the applicant has requested non-disclosure.